How to Help a Non-Verbal Child Talk

Certified and licensed speech language pathologist, providing daily, at home tips, tricks, strategies and techniques to improve communication skills!

This video centers around a question from a parent who says my child is not currently imitating sounds, words or gesture, is not using eye contact, is not attending to toys and pulls me to communicate.

1) The importance of eye contact – if your child is pulling you from your seat on the couch, stay in your chair (do not get up) until they look at you** and then model the words that you want them to say “mama up” (helps the child make the coloration between words/actions)

2) STAY and PLAY

3) Imitate- blow raspberries, make funny noises, put them on your feet, paint your nose, etc